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March 9th, 2015
This week the boys are back in studio with Max Oudendag of the White Whale Public House and Oyster Bar. Chef Jon and Darren talk to Max about opening a new restaurant in the current Valley climate - its' ups, its' downs, and everything in between. They discuss future plans, missed steps and forging forward. And of course, the bounty of the Beautiful Comox Valley, and why this restaurant thrives in this specific environment.
March 1st, 2015
Welcome back to The Edible Valley Podcast! In this weeks episode, Chef Jon and Darren catch up for their first time in studio for 2015. They deliver a brief recap of the last few months, some discussion about what's going on this month - namely Dine Around the Comox Valley, and a glimpse at what's to come in the next few weeks, and a discussion on what the Valley's food scene is shaping up to look like over the next few years.
November 25th, 2014
Chef Jon and Darren are at it again, this time sitting down with Paul DeRidder of Beez Kneez Catering. It's hard not to reminisce of days past when we all worked together at the Atlas Cafe. Once we get past that, we dig down into Paul's preference of catering over cooking for a restaurant, and how quickly he adapted to the change. We also talk about the freedom that comes from stepping out into your own venture.
November 16th, 2014
The dynamic duo of Chef Jon and Darren talk with Fred Smith of Tin Town Tacos. We discuss the process of getting into the local food culture scene from the ground floor, and the difficulties and hiccups along the way. We also discuss our upcoming, sold-out Tin Town Table private dining experience, hosted by Fred, with Chef Jon and Darren making the 6 course meal. Give it a listen - we'd love some feedback!
October 7th, 2014
Today we bring you up to speed on the original co-host of the Edible Valley. Blayne Prowse left the podcast nearly two years ago, after an interview on this very show. During an interview based on permaculture, it resonated with him so astutely that after the taping, he began to dig deeper, and opted to pursue a life of permaculture and sustainable living.
We are very privileged and proud to bring you up to speed on Blayne's findings and adopted lifestyle.
Tell us what you think - we would love to hear from you!
August 19th, 2014
Ivan Loubier of IvansTruffles.com stopped by the studio to share his wares with Jonathan and Darren of the Edible Valley. This was one of those rare treats where the interview was based on rare treats! The hosts discussed with Ivan the difficulties of starting a micro business - then completely uprooting and relocating! He further goes into having to cater to an entirely new clientele after essentially starting over.
Ivan touches on his current successes, his favourite triumphs and a glimpse into his newest confection that he swears is going to revolutionize chocolate! Get caught up in the obvious and evident passion of the newest Edible Valley podcast!
August 9th, 2014
Chef Jonathan Frazier and Local Food Entrepreneur Darren Howlett get a chance to sit down with Grace Obal of Bates Beach Farms, to talk about all of the wonderful things happening in the local farming scene during this incredible summer of amazing crop yields. Grace relates to us how her and her husband developed this special little farm, tucked away in an incredibly beautiful and lesser known area of the Comox Valley. What began as a rock filled swamp (seriously - take a listen!), was worked and reworked with love and determination into an incredibly verdant and bountiful farm. She also divulges the inside scoop on a few secret (and amazing) projects she and her husband are developing for her farm, the local youth and our community! Take a listen!
August 7th, 2014
Chef Jon and Darren take a break to catch up the listeners to what they've been up to - and well, it's quite a bit! This episode touches on their foray into video, as well as their recent coverage in a local magazine. And, is Edible Valley (the local food podcast) evolving into a local food cooking show? Take a listen and get the details!
They also take a minute to look toward the near future, and discuss who may appear in future episodes, what the two have planned for the future of Edible Valley, and where both local food and their filmed episodes are headed!